The Annual Charles F. Fraker Conference is organized by RLL graduate students in honor of Professor Emeritus of Spanish Charles Fraker. Originally a venue for graduate students of Hispanic studies to meet and discuss the subjects of their research, the conference has grown to include the work of students of other fields and disciplines as well. In previous editions, the Charles F. Fraker Conference has featured as its keynote speakers intellectuals such as Jacques Lezra, Alberto Moreiras, Jacques Rancière, or Bill Brown. For the 2017 edition, we will enjoy the presence of professor W.J.T Mitchell and Michael Taussig. Past conferences have attracted students from such universities as Yale, Tulane, Cleveland State, Western Michigan, Brigham Young, and Western Ontario.